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Newport Police partners with Revision Military to obtain new equipment

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has partnered with Revision Military to obtain equipment that will be used to keep officers safe when responding to high-risk situations. Working with Revision, Newport Police purchased five ballistic helmets and five pairs of ballistic glasses, and Revision facilitated additional modular accessories for the helmets, including helmet bags, visors,… Keep Reading


Pie brunch fundraiser at Glover Town Hall tomorrow

GLOVER — Glover bakers are warming up their ovens for the annual pie brunch tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon in front of the Glover Town Hall. The event will be moved inside the Town Hall if it starts to rain. The fundraiser will coincide with the village-wide yard sales in Barton and Glover. Organizers… Keep Reading


Blood drives coming up in Orleans County

NEWPORT — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need. Blood drives are being held at the following dates and locations: Derby, on Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Elks Club, 3736 Route 5. Barton, on Monday, July 3,… Keep Reading


Goodrich to host annual book sale this Saturday

NEWPORT — Starting this Saturday, June 24, and running through Saturday, July 1, hundreds of books of all descriptions (fiction, non-fiction, children’s and adults’) will be for sale at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport during regular library hours. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10… Keep Reading


DeSilva presents facts, fun and hope in Newport

NEWPORT — Although the advertisement for Dartmouth Professor Jeremy DeSilva’s free presentation last Friday promised information on two recently discovered hominids, it offered much more than straight scientific fact. Fifty-two people of varying ages filled the state building conference room in Newport and were treated to laughter, yarns of adventure, and perhaps the new idea… Keep Reading

Quebec man accused of smuggling guns through Haskell Free Library bathroom

DERBY LINE — A 40-year-old man from Montreal was recently extradited from Quebec to face multiple federal firearms charges, including exporting firearms from the United States into Canada without a permit through the Haskell Free Library. Authorities say that from July 2010 to April 2011, Alexis Vlachos, 40, of Montreal, working with Annette Wexler and… Keep Reading

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Elk herd on the loose in Derby

DERBY — The search is on in Derby for a variety of non-native elk that escaped their pasture by the Cow Palace on Sunday. Some of the elk, who belong to Doug Nelson, returned on their own shortly after being let out. Others have been spotted roaming, and swimming around the area, with pictures almost… Keep Reading


Louis Garneau USA set to axe 36 jobs at factory in Derby

DERBY — The Vermont Department of Labor has confirmed that 36 people employed at the Louis Garneau USA facility in Derby are set to lose their jobs this week. Louis Garneau, a company that specializes in cycling and triathlon apparel and gear, had no comment on the layoffs. The Derby facility houses the production, distribution,… Keep Reading

Local riders win the Moose

NEWPORT — Randy Durivage and Laurie Durivage of Derby, defended home turf and won this year’s Moose, a 103 mile “timed event” that runs through Caledonia and Essex Counties. Randy Durivage, 54, shared the title of King of the Moose with Julian Grijns, 42, of Westport, CT, both finishing with a time of 5 hours… Keep Reading


Four North Country Hospital nurses receive excellence awards

NEWPORT — Four nurses working at North Country Hospital were nominated by their peers and recently received excellence awards in the following categories: Commitment to Professional Growth: Dawn Flood-Dunn, House Supervisor While working as House Supervisor, Flood-Dunn is utilized in all nursing departments. She has continued to keep her clinical knowledge base up to date… Keep Reading


Driver uninjured after rollover crash on Crawford Road in Derby

DERBY — A 19-year-old man from Barton walked away without injuries from a rollover crash in Derby on Thursday. At around 7:30 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Crawford Road, near the fishing access. Police say that Devon Lapierre-Hamel, 19, of Barton, was traveling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle. The… Keep Reading


Mary Butler to chair Newport Age Friendly Advisory Council

NEWPORT — Mary Butler, a former healthcare professional and 9-year resident of the Northeast Kingdom, has been named chair of the Newport Age Friendly Advisory Council. A native of Vermont, Butler is passionate about quality of life and the needs and wants of people of all ages. “The beautiful region of Newport and surrounding towns… Keep Reading


Police seek info after crash in Lowell

LOWELL — Police are seeking information after a single-vehicle crash in Lowell on Tuesday. At around 7:45 a.m. police responded to Carter Road for a complaint of a vehicle that had apparently been involved in a motor vehicle crash. The vehicle, a 2005 Subaru Forester, had been abandoned and the driver had subsequently fled the… Keep Reading

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